World War two photo of family

The photo of my great-grandmother during World-War Two represents my family’s identity. During World-War two my family lived in southern Germany. There they had a restaurant with a guest house. Each summer guests came from other parts of Germany to spend their summers in the Alps. Among these guests was a wealthy Jewish family who had been coming there for many years. As the war broke out my great-grandmother sheltered and hid the family in the guest house. This picture is important to me because I can relate to my family’s history and appreciate their role in helping the Jewish community during World-War Two. The photograph also shows the struggles and hardships people faced while attempting to migrate out of Germany. During this time migration was difficult and shelter was limited. The historical importance my family harbors within the war shapes my family’s identity today.

Place(s): Germany
Year: 1941

– Lucas Schulte-Von-Vogelheim

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant